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Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) (Golden Look-Look Books) Paperback – March 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307125831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307125835
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 7.8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

MERCER MAYER began writing and illustrating children's books in 1966, and since that time, he has published over 300 titles. Open almost any of the award-winning author/illustrator's books, and out may pop dragons, cuddly monsters, wonderful creatures, and endearing critters.

"Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid," says Mercer. "Now that I'm a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always help remind me of what it was like."

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mercer Mayer spent his childhood hunting lizards and snakes in the swamps near his home. During his teenage years, he attended the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He later received additional training at the Art Students League in New York City. Upon completion of his studies, he set out with pen and ink to write and illustrate a collection of children's books, reflecting many of the adventures he experienced as a child.

In 2007, Mr. Mayer was commissioned by Laura Bush to create the artwork used for the National Book Festival held on September 29 on the National Mall. He was an honored guest to the event, giving a demonstration and autographing hundreds of books for fans who attended.

Customer Reviews

Excellent story line and WONDERFUL illustrations!
Ann Norris
The book is supposed to help explain the process and make kids more comfortable, yet without it we were much better off.
Mama Erin
We read it dozens of times; he asked for it over and over again.
Molly

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By M. Heath on January 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
I work in a Pediatric Dental practice. I ordered this book for my son and for his class, my niece and nephews. I threw them all away b/c they show the needle, which NEVER happens and is one way to get your child to be afraid of going to the dentist. In the end, Little Critter gets a lollipop for being so good, and granted the jar in the background says "Sugar Free", preschool aged kids cannot read. I was very disappointed b/c I love Little Critter, but not a good idea to get your child excited about going to the dentist.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
Mayer has done it again! Delightful pictures and simple text prepare any child for their first dentist trip. My two year old insisted on hearing the story dozens of times before her first appointment and was prepared once we arrived at the office. The only problem we had was that our dentist is not a rabbit!
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2001
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I found this book to be a little too much for my 4 year old. I did not like the fact that the book says 'it will not hurt' and shows a picture of a needle for novacaine shot. I realize the shots are probably inevitable, but telling a child it will not hurt is unrealistic. I should have read the content before I purchased the book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Mawhinney on June 14, 2008
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Got this for my 3 year old's first dentist visit. Horrendous book. A 3 year old doesn't need to know about cavities and shots. too scary!! Plus the illustrations are not nice to look at. I would not recommend this book to anybody.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Verlen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 25, 2009
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For some reason it hard to find a children's book that shows denistry in a positive, non-hurtful way. This book comes close, but Little Critter ends up with a cavity on his very first visit and the dentist pulls out a huge needle. Although the book presents dentistry, for the most part, in a positive, non-scary light for the young child, the needle and the cavity were not needed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2013
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I remember reading Mercer Mayer as a child & loved him, particularly the artwork in his books. However, this book isn't one of my favorites. I bought this book in preparation for my 3-yr-old's first trip to the dentist. Some of the terminology is incorrect, such as the "nurse," in the story which should actually be a dental hygienist. It's a bit outdated, since many of the practices in the book are no longer used by dentists. It's a decent book to add to your child's library, even if it's not a "must have." You can't beat the price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina Foley on February 21, 2013
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Price is good. Kids love to read it. Definitely worth the price.If your child is afraid of the dentist, let them read this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grandma Taylor on December 10, 2012
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This book was perfect for my grandson. We read it to him before he went to the dentist and we took the book with us and my grandson was able to point out the things in the book that was in the dentist office. Mr. Mayer made the story realistic because not every dentist visit is perfect you may have a cavity.
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